Rappers are some of the biggest fans of video games in the field of entertainment. Aside from rapping, many of these talented lyricists have a history of gaming as a hobby. Most recently, Chicago native Lupe Fiasco defeated the legendary Street Fighter player Daigo Umehara in a first to five set to promote the launch of Street Fighter V. So it is no wonder that references from gaming make it into many of his songs. Here are some those instances.
Song: Dumb it Down
Line(s): "Writer of the white powder, picker of the fire flowers"
Game Reference: In Super Mario Bros., Mario gains the ability to throw fire balls when he picks up the fire flower power-up.
Line(s): "Hideo should go and make a game for it"
Game Reference: Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game developer most famous for creating and directing the Metal Gear series.
Line(s): "Incinerator chutes and the manual for Contra
Assorted memories from my childhood
Absorbing energy from the wild woods
Electronic combat Konami sign contract"
Game Reference: Contra is a popular arcade-shooter video game released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987,
Song: Gold Watch
Line(s): "Monocle magazine and Japanese manga
Futura, noz furatus and HTM trainers
I love Street Fighter 2 I just really hate Zangeif
Only Ken and Ryu I find it hard to beat Blanka"
Game Reference: Ken, Ryu, Zangeif, and Blanka were all available fighters on the Street Fighter 2 roster,
Song: Go Go Gadget Flow
Line(s): "No ghost no 16 bit like Sega genesis"
Game Reference: The Sega Genesis is a 16 bit video game system released in 1988 and Sega's third console, Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2 were blockbuster games for this system.